One of the biggest things I accomplished this summer was as a wedding photographer. I worked with a team of vendors to throw a wedding for these two spectacular guys in Denver's PRIDE Parade. On an actual float. It was spectacular and I'm so proud of what we accomplished and lucky I can count these two as family now and not just clients or friends. I think the whole even is just proof that if you ever have a wild idea you should just go for it. This was crazy and I had no idea how it would turn out, but it couldn't have been more perfect. If something is inspiring you right now, or you are itching to try something fantastic, start. Start now!! #rockyourweird 📷: @carrieswails
You are magic, own that shit. This is the message to myself this summer. You know it's been very quiet around here. I've accomplished some amazing things this summer, like throwing a wedding in the #denverprideparade. The first #pridewedding on a float. I photographed it and helped a team of vendors pay for and give an amazing couple this wedding. It was pretty epic. I've also been going through a storm this summer as well with the death of not just one but two grandparents close together. I can't deny it's been pretty though. But seeing my grandpa go only 29 days after my grandma shows you what a great lifetime of love and 65 years of marriage should look like too. So let's just say it's been tough, but I've learned a lot and I am grateful for that. I put aside some things to focus on the things that mattered most during this time. I appreciate all the messages sent checking in on me, the texts, phone calls and those who just listened to me talk. I love you! But now I'm ready to refocus and get the Fall started with some renewed energy and perspective! #rockyourweird
Love this from @spellandtell. I think I need it on my wall. It's a good reminder for a Monday morning! 💜 #spellandtell #rockyourweird #beyou #loveyourself
We moved to a new house and a new place last year and this is our first Spring in the new house. It's also the first time we have owned land, so maybe I've gone gardening crazy. We turned a yard that was mostly weeds into a huge veggie garden, tons of flowers and more. Im proud of us. But for real someone tell me the secret to getting your roses established well. Mine are going, but they are so slow! Maybe it's the snow we had AFTER Mothers Day that threw them off. 😂🌱🌿🌹🌷🌸🌺 #rockyourweird #gardener #greenthumb #roses #gardening #gardenlife
Initially, when I said I was doing a little website upgrading I intended on the updates to be pretty basic, but then I opened up @showit.co and started playing around a little too much with one of the templates from @labapproved and voila...the new website should be launching soon. Everything has to be transferred and moved over, but here's a sneak peek! Also, I really need you all to head over to @stompsoftware this week because I'll be doing an Instagram takeover with a live Q&A on Thursday that should be totally different from my usual. I'm super excited about it! Make sure you're following along so you don't miss a beat! #rockyourweird #madeinthelab #websitedesign #showiteer #showit5 #colorful #stompsoftware
I finished everything on my todo list today. That might seem like nothing to some people, but sometimes I think being a creative can be extra hard in terms of making sure we focus on the priorities and get shit done. Especially when all we want to do it sit in the garden with coffee or wine. Battling that distraction majorly lately!
My friend @knowyourbeautifulkyb has an amazing message for women about knowing what your own beautiful is. She posted this recently and I had to repost and share. Don't apologize for being amazing!! #knowyourbeautiful #rockyourweird #powerful #neverapologize
When it's #Monday, you are a unicorn, and you have blisters on your thumbs from kicking your garden's ass all weekend...only #unicorn bandaids will do! Hope everyone is starting the last week of #April with a good Monday. I've got sore muscles, owies, and a sunburned lip, but I'm so excited about my veggie garden!
It's just a rainbow kind of afternoon! I hope everyone is having an amazing week with good Spring weather! We finally ate dinner on the patio yesterday - homemade pizza on the grill!
A message for the weekend! I don't know who to credit this too, but I love the vibe!
Yesterday I sat down to be a guest on my friend @jbenhartley's podcast and we talked a lot about stuff like this. I can't wait to share the podcast with you guys!
I don't usually post selfies, but when I do it's to tell you all I have new hair. I've never been blonde! Now I'm extra excited to have @stacypiercephotography come to Colorado and take my new branding headshots!!
I have an inbox full of messages asking to see the new dog after my last post. So here he is, Sherlock Bones! He has integrated into the family perfectly. I couldn't have asked for better introductions to our existing dogs. But this guy is a ball of crazy energy! He's so busy and adorable to snuggle with! I'll have to keep you posted as he grows. I wish he could stay my tiny dude forever.
Here is a picture of my first dog ever, my souldog. It used to be just me and her and then we got a husband, then a basset hound and then another Dalmatian! Then we even fostered dogs for awhile. Opal was always meant to be an only dog and I know she won't forgive us this weekend when we bring home a new brother for her. We've already put her through two permanent siblings and fosters! She will be especially shocked if we bring home a puppy! We are crossing our fingers we get to adopt a cute puppy on Saturday!! Are we nuts?!
How I'm starting off Monday this week. Super pumped for a big meeting this morning, a podcast tomorrow and a new dog hopefully!! Credit: Unknown, but if you know let me know so I can shout them out!!
Today's work agenda: write a couple blog posts and then get outside and weed the garden. The spring flowers are popping up at our new house and the garden was left in a mess. Is anyone else super excited to get outside in nicer weather? I can't wait to see some color!
Hey everyone! I'm making show notes for tomorrow because I'm going to be on the Bokeh Podcast talking a little bit about business and a little bit about owning who I am and being happy with being different. I'm super excited about the opportunity and can't wait until the episode will be released so I can share it all with you!! Wish me luck for tomorrow!! 🦄💜🦄💜
Sewing one of these from @vichcraft onto my jean jacket. Just getting ready for Spring! It can't come soon enough. I just want weekends full of wine drinking in the hammock!
It's late and I'm having my nightly decaf after catching up with a couple of friends. This just sums up my feeling on life today after participating in a few Facebook group conversations where people revealed their insecurities about acceptance. It reminded me how important it is that we all feel we have a safe community or a close friend or two we can let it all out with. Those friends who stick by you on your good days, the bad days, the busy times and all the shit life throws at you. Be grateful for the peeps in your life today who take you for you, flaws and all. Those are the people worth keeping. 💜🦄
I liked me first. Your like is extra. This is why Lisa Nichols is one of my favorite women to listen to. This is my motto for 2017. I like me. I love me. Therefore I can't measure my worth in anyone else's approval. If you like me, your like is just extra. I'm a firm believer that I always first have to love myself before I can love other people. Remember when times get tough to take care of you. Don't measure your worth with every like, comment and follower on the internet. 💜💜💜
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Don't be afraid of being different. Be afraid of being the same as everyone else. #motivationmonday
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